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She is graduating from
Butler with an Associates
in Arts Degree. She is then
attending Kansas State
University to further her
education and continue in
the field of journalism.
She is graduating from
Butler with an Associates
in Arts Degree. She plans
to continue work with the
Postal Service and then
attend art school.
She is graduating from
Butler with an Associates
in Arts Degree. She plans
to continue her education
either at the Universtiy of
Kansas or Wichita State
Attending Butler for one
more year. He hopes to one
day become a musician. He
also plans to attend either
the University of Kansas or
Wichita State University to
study computer science.
She is graduating from
Butler with an Associates in
Arts Degree. She plans to
continue work at Wal-Mart
and to hopefully one day
own a photography studio.
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Kristin Sun ley
On the Cover... Former First Lady Barbara Bush speaks to
a crowd at Butler County Community College. Bush was
nere to help celebrate BCCC's 75th anniversary.
Photos by Pamela Bearth.
Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, KS 67042
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Table Of Contents
4. Spencer Stewart by Kristin s u
6. Janitor for a Day by Rhonda Giefer
8. Butler Celebrates 75th by Eden Fuson and Misty Turner
14. Iron Horse by John Beasley
1 2. Growing Appreciation by Azaria Garcia
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I 6. Barbara Bush by Pamela Bearth
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22. Automotive Department by Andrea Downing
24. Expression of the Imagination by sasha
26. Twelfth Night by Amanda Lene
30. TenniS by Kelsey Emrich
32. Congratulations to the Grizzly Magazine Staff
Story by Kristin Sunley
Looking from the stands of the Butler County foot-
ball game last fall, you watched the crowning of
Spencer Stewart, of El Dorado, as homecoming king.
But there is a person behind the crown worth a closer
interview. There must be more than performing in the
college showchoir, Headliners, and serving with
Campus Crusade for Christ.
Examine more than the
black and white.
The first defining
moment in Stewart's life
occurred even before his
birth. His parents' first
child, Scott, was killed by a
drunk driver when he was
only three months old.
Stewart credits that for
shaping his family's atti-
tude and keeping him away
from drugs while he was
"I was always a 'good'
kid for the most part," he
says. "I grew up in church,
but I thought it was just a
tradition, you know, some-
thing you're supposed to do
every Sunday. I was just
like so many people today,
sitting in church thinking they're being religious but
still living completely self-absorbed and sinful. I
thought I was good enough to get to Heaven, but the
truth was that I deserved hell. But thank God that He
showed us love and forgiveness by killing His Son
Jesus on the Cross instead of us!"
Early in high school Stewart began to realize that
he must "unlearn" the wicked thoughts and actions of
his heart and begin to truly follow Christ. His best
friend, Nathan Hiebert, 2 1 , El Dorado, provided a live
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example, giving advice and encouragement along the
way. One of Hiebert's best pieces of advice, accord-
ing to Stewart, was to remain a virgin until marriage.
Soon after deciding to obey God in that area, Stewart
was blessed with Amber Butler, 20, El Dorado.
Butler explains, "God's timing for our relationship
was so perfect. We have
learned that putting Him
first and growing closer to
Him will also bring us clos-
er. God says to save you
self for marriage, and we
know that we will be
blessed for it."
Now Stewart and Butler
live to fulfill the desire of
God's heart for their min-
istry together. The two will
be married on May 1 1 .
Butler says, "It is so awe-
some how we were put
together so that we could
use our gifts to bring glory
to God! We know we are
called to a life of ministry
with our musical gifts, and
Spencer's calling to share
the good news of Jesus with
the lost people of the
Stewart and Butler already began delivering the
message of God's love by forming a band called
"Denial" last fall. The band was unintentionally com-
prised of entirely Butler County students.
"We just knew so many talented friends," Spencer
explains. "They're a hilarious group, too. It was the
perfect opportunity to share fun, goofy times and also
worship God with each other."
"Denial" performed two to three times a month at
the First Baptist Church for anywhere from 20-100
youth. Then the band shared the heart to organize an
event outside of a specific church that would more
likely draw kids from all across the county. Their
prayers became reality with "Holy Roar," a concert at
the El Dorado Civic Center for almost 300 people.
Stewart also delivered a message to the crowd, urging
them to repent from their sins and turn to Jesus.
Currently the band is on hold. Seven of the eight
members are still finishing school, which makes
rehearsing, performing and traveling difficult. Also,
God changed Stewart's direction when he became the
Concert Crusade Director for the alternative pop band
"Refuge." One of the band's lead singers, Chris
Waipa, 25, of Wichita, also preaches a message dur-
ing their concerts. Stewart plays his role behind the
scenes, organizing the concerts like crusades by uni-
fying local ministries in prayer and service before the
band even arrives in a city.
Stewart graduated early with an Associates in
Science Degree in order to immediately jump in with
"Refuge." "I really miss my Headliners family.
They're so great that it's tough to miss out on that. I
don't regret anything, but I truly do miss them," he
The (soon-to-be) Stewarts are called to do the
exact same type of ministry as "Refuge" so this is the
perfect training ground for them. "Refuge" per-
forms a monthly concert crusade for Wichita at
Century II's Teall Theatre. The vision is to plant a
Youth in Worship in every city across the nation.
Stewart and Butler look forward to the day
when they are sent to another city for that reason.
Right now they are enjoying the learning process,
even though they cannot wait for God to release
them to preach and sing across the world.
Stewart credits Butler with possessing more of a
gift for singing than himself. "Even if you never
saw her, you would know she is gorgeous just by
the sound of her voice. Amber contributes musical-
ly with her great sense of pitch and her ability to
create harmonies, and spiritually with her gifts of
discernment and encouragement," he says.
Butler says, "Spencer definitely has the passion
for the messages behind the songs and for leading
others into worship through the Word of God."
Stewart figures, "We probably make a complete
evangelist between the two of us! And God gets all
Even though the story is still unfolding, it is
clear that the prince has his princess. And Stewart
adds, "But Jesus is the true King behind the
Far left: Congrats. After
four years of dating, Spencer
Stewart and Amber Butler decide
to tie the knot. (Photo by Rhonda
Left'- Denial. An alternative
pop band formed by (left to right):
Dustin Brown, Seth Bentz, Nick
Lewis, Spencer Stewart, Tyler
Norris, and Amber Butler who at
the time were all students attend-
ing Butler. (Photo by Zach Smoot.
Effects by Anthony Carver.)
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or about four hours, I
felt like I was in the Walt
"Cinderella;' But, it
wasn't the ballroom
scene that I was experi-
encing with the beautiful
gown and Prince
Charming, it was the
hard labor of scrubbing
the floors, washing
desks, sweeping, clean-
ing toilets and picking up
after other people. I
decided to become a
custodial worker at the
college for a day.
Actually, I only lasted a
When I decided
to shadow the custodial
services, which means
actually doing the job
and then telling about my
experiences with it, I had
no idea what I was get-
ting myself into and
how much work is
actually involved. I
thought, "How hard
could cleaning really be?
I do it all the time, why
would this be any
Let's just say I have a
new found respect for all
the custodians here at
I asked Nancy
Farmer, Supervisor of
Custodial Services, if it
would be possible for me
to work a shift and do
the work myself. She
was more than happy to
have another helping
hand, even if it was for
one day. So, I was told
to come back and they
would put me to work.
duced me to Paul
Aguilar, one of four
leads that oversee the
buildings. I would be
working with him, she
informed me, and I
would be helping Aguilar
clean the 1500 building
Aguilar has been
working as a custodian
since 1986. He went to
school at Butler and was
a student worker and
liked it so much that he
came back to do it full-
time. Aguilar took me to
the mechanical room first
to get cleaning supplies.
Then we went to one of
the classrooms down-
stairs in the 1500 build-
ing and got started.
Story by Rhonda
proceeded to clean the
be five feet from me and
defer and Photos by
mirrors, filled paper
towel and soap holders,
wiped the sinks and
counters down, emptied
Well, my time
was up and I had to leave
so I went back to my
dorm and fell asleep for
I will set my cup on the
ground, or put my gum
under a bench. But the
next time that you are
trash, scrubbed the
a few hours. My arms
too lazy to walk five feet
toilets, and swept and
were so sore for at least a
to a trash can to throw
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mopped the floors.
day after the experience.
that wrapper away, or
After I figured out which
I was ready to be
I used muscles I didn't
don't bother wiping up a
cleaners were which I
done and be on my way.
know I even had! It is a
spilled drink on the floor,
headed to the dry erase
I looked at the clock and
lot of hard work and
just remember. If you
boards to clean them off.
only an hour and a half
takes a lot out of a
don't, you are just mak-
Then I moved to the
had passed! But, there
person. But, like another
ing more work for the
desks where I wiped
was still much more to
custodian, Jerry Barker, a
custodians who already
down each one and dust-
be done. We ended up
have plenty or almost too"
ed. Next, I stacked all the
chairs on top the desks
cleaning a science lab,
two more classrooms and
"If it is a job
so that I could sweep up
all the dirt and trash
underneath them. It was
headed to the Kansas
Room. I helped move a
section of a stage from
worth having it
then time for the thing I
dreaded the most, mop-
one side to the other, set
up 25 round tables with
is worth doing. "
ping the whole classroom
seven chairs at each, and
commented, "Any job
-Jerry Barker- Custodial Worker
floor. After I completed
wiped down each table.
worth having, is worth
that task, I emptied the
Lastly, it was off to the
much to do. Just imagine
trash on the way out.
teachers' offices to empty
All the custodians
how filthy a place this
While we waited
trash, which Aguilar
I met said they love and
would be without the
for the floor to dry, and
informed me, was his
enjoy their job. It is just
custodial services. So,
my arms to rest, we
favorite part of the job.
like any other job. You
help them out because
headed for the women's
He says this because he
meet people, do your
they are definitely
restroom. I was glad to
gets to talk to the teach-
work and get paid.
helping you out by
hear that I wouldn't be
ers, which he feels are
I know we have
keeping the Butler cam-
cleaning the men's rest-
very kind to him and are
all done it and I admit to
pus clean and enjoyable
room that day! I
easy and fun to work
it, too. A trash can will
An explosion at Skelly
V&l&ir&t&i 75 1 A
Honors 75 years of teaching, coaching and learnin;
Story by Misty Turner and Eden Fuson
In The Beginning. In 1927, the Old McKinley was remodeled and
made into the El Dorado Junior College. In this building, the
first edition of the Grizzly Growl was produced. The building is
now a RE. playground for the El Dorado Middle School. (Photo
from The Kingdom of Butler)
Did You Know?
Check out the answers on page 1 1
1. What year did the baseball team have 39 consecutive wins?
2. Who was Butler County and this school named after?
3. How many full and part time teachers does BCCC employ?
4. What year did the football players go to their first national
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Nursing Department joins 1 1
Divison of Nursing/Allied
New building con-
stucted at El
of bread cost 1 5
On April 15, 1927, 1,669 citizens
of El Dorado made a landmark decision
to open the first El Dorado Junior
College. Only 312 opposed. Since then,
many changes have occurred after 75
In the beginning, Dean Earl Walker
presided over the first years of The El
Dorado Junior College, which is now
known as BCCC. The school was held
at the old McKinley Building, which
now serves as the playground for the
El Dorado Middle School.
Members of the student body voted
on a mascot, resulting in a name that is
now synonymous with success. The
Grizzlies are known across the nation
as a foundation for higher learning, as
well as a competitive and winning
In 1929, it is said in the edition
of the Grizzly Growl, the college's
yearbook, "the one hope of the mem-
bers of the staff is that at some near
date, the E.J.C may issue a paper of
Now the school has fulfilled that
dream. Today, the Lantern is issued
every week, and has won numerous
awards for the work that was once
merely a dream. Not only a paper is
published but there is now a magazine
to accompany it that is put out twice a
Not only have there been changes
in publications, but there have been
many changes to the school.
The junior college was moved to
the El Dorado High School in 1934,
where the EMS currently is housed.
The move was much needed because
there was not enough space for the stu-
dents and learning in the close to 60
classes offered by the juco. College stu-
dents and high school students shared
this building. College classes were held
on the first floor and high school classes
were held on the second. Sharing the
library, cafeteria and hallways, this once
again caused a problem with space.
Gruffy T. Grizzly was officially
named in a contest sponsored by The
Grizzly Growl in 1956. Betty Doan sub-
mitted the name. Faculty member Helen
Bradford purchased the first Gruffy T.
Grizzly teddy bear. She bought him at a
department store in Wichita for 14 dol-
lars and brought the bear home, accord-
ing to Dr. Gene George.
However, last year Gruffy was
renamed in a contest sponsored by the
Student Senate, and his name is now
In 1958, the school moved once again
to the Jefferson Grade School on Summit
and High St., which is now Summit Park.
In the early 60s, 80 acres was pur-
chased on an old oil field. Since the state
agreed to organize the school as a county
basis, Butler County Community College
became the name. It was named after
Andrew P. Butler, a South Carolina State
Construction of the new junior col-
lege began in 1965. Problems were
numerous including rocky ground, and
the ground was filled with oil and grass
was not able to grow. A 15 minute pass-
ing period began in 1965 when the 300,
400 and 800 buildings
on 100 building
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Lack of facilities
makes college turn
Name changes to
were completed so students could drive from
Jefferson Elementary to the new college.
August of 1966 marked the beginning of
Butler County Community College.
Since the college has been built, there have
still been many changes.
In 1977, the Walbourn Administration was
completed and named in honor of Edwin J.
Walbourn. The year 1981 saw construction of the
100 building. The 300 building and the gym were
expanded in 1983. Educare program opened its
doors in 1996 and Cummins Hall was completed
early last semester.
President Jackie Vietti says, "One of the
major changes has been to incorporate technol-
ogy into instruction and the way we do busi-
ness." Vietti was named president in 1995,
becoming the first woman to hold that position.
Bill Bidwell, former head of the journalism
deparment and long-time instructor at BCCC
says, "In my opinion, things have changed at
Butler very much and it's been largely what the
students have wanted."
Vietti says, "It really is an honor to be a
spokesperson for a college that has had 75
years of success."
" We've moved from our early roots, from a traditional
junior college, to a comprehensive community college," says
Jackie Vietti, President.
New Home. In 1934, the conditions at both the El Dorado Junior College
and the high school became intolerable for the college s needs, so this build-
ing was erected. The high school students had class on the top floor, while the
college students ' classes were held on the bottom floor. They shared the cafe-
teria and library resources. (Photo from The Kingdom of Butler)
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Dedication for 300, 700 and the
Erman B. White Gallery of Art
Jacqueline A. Vietti
becomes first woman to 1 3
Construction 300, 400, 800 Classes open
begins buildings finished at S. Haverhill
Construction of the
2. Andrew P. Butler
3. 1 29 full-time and 457
Above Left: Grizwald. Here stands the mascot for Butler, named
Grizwald. He stands on the south side of the 200 building. He
was offically named in 1956 and renamed last year. (Photo by
Misty Turner) Above: Happy Birthday. One way that Butler dis-
plaved its 75th anniversary was by having banners, like this, on
nearly every light pole on campus. Much of the sprucing up of
the campus was done because Barbara Bush visited. There are
purple and yellow flowers outside near the patio, planted this
spring. (Photo by Eden Fuson) Left: A View from the Top. An
aerial shot of the college's 12 modern buildings. One of the
goals of the constuction crew was to build into the landscape.
This photo was taken about thirty years ago. (Photo from The
Kingdom of Butler)
Football wins National
Butler employs 129 full-time, 457
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Commentary and Photos By Azaria Garcia
When arriving with my parents two years
ago, the many volunteers that serve Butler County
Community College struck me. These friendly
greeters directed our every move from the parking lot
to the refreshments at the end of the opening event.
Butler has enjoyed 75 years of support from
countless volunteers and alumni. Certainly Butler has
graduated some well-known and accomplished indi-
viduals: R. Dee Hubbard, nationally recognized entre-
preneur; James G. Cobb, automotive editor of the
New York Times; and Scott McPhail, head of com-
munications for animation with Dreamworks Studios.
But I would like to salute the many 'faceless' volun-
teers and supporters that have given their time,
money and talents to serve the athletic events, com-
munity service and service to the college.
Here at Butler past graduates and volunteers
can become involved in a variety of ways. Life
Enrichment is one way. Each Tuesday the members
enjoy the events planned, such as speakers and differ-
ent activities for the purpose of enriching their lives.
All senior citizens 60 years or older in the BCCC
area are entitled to become a "Golden Grizzly,"
where they can be given a lifetime college activity
ticket and free tuition. The main purpose of these
Golden Grizzlies is to support the school. They help
as greeters, put together mailing packets, and serve as
scorekeepers, mentors and hosts and hostesses at
Butler banquets, among various other activities. They
are helping out everywhere and ready for anything.
They also receive gifts of appreciation for helping out
with events, such as lapel pins, mugs and polo shirts,
which they can wear to all Butler events. The "Great
Grizzly Deed" program recognizes many of the
The Alumni Association is another way to be
involved. The Alumni Association is mainly geared
toward the future and growth of Butler. The Alumni
Association is involved in many events, such as the
homecoming parade and carnival, chili cook-offs, and
other social college events. The latest alumni event
was at Butler's Erman B. White Gallery, where they
hosted the Alumni Exhibit. A reception was held,
open to the public, to join with the artists. The
Alumni Art Show was a way for both students and
teachers to see fellow Butler students' accomplish-
ments, and promote art for future generations.
Butler supporters seem to be heading in the
Art pieces in the
Erman B. White
they hosted the
which took place
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right direction, with their best paw forward. They
inspire college students here on campus with their
hard work and support. Please take time to express
your thanks to one of these 'faceless volunteers. 'Also,
aspire to stay involved. You too can foster the devel-
opment and interests of those who will follow.
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jA couple of "Sports Nuts" . . . i
At a Butler baseball game one Wednesday
afternoon, I turned around and up at the very top of
the stadium I see these two guys who seem to be
enjoying the game and each other's company. As I
make my way to the top and introduce myself, I
come to find out that these men are some of the best
Butler athletic supporters, Howard Knaussman and
Manny Garcia tak
ing in a Butler
How3r4 Kn3USSm3n, from El Dorado, attended
Butler in '46-"48 and he has been hooked ever since.
Knaussman refereed for a few years and for 27 years he
kept the score for the basketball teams. He has been
jretired for 1 8 years and says that attending athletic
1 events is, "A good way to spend an evening or after-
;; Manny Garcia, also from El Dorado, has been attend-
ing athletic events for about ten years now. Garcia says,
"Juco ball is the best, because you get to see kids from
all around play." He says that with juco ball you get to
see a lot of kids and watch them as they get better and
work their way up.
I learned in just a few minutes that these two guys were probably some of the biggest supporters of
^Butler athletics. They both agreed they just love sports. They said the only thing that has really changed is that
|there is better ball now. Now athletes focus on their one sport all year round, and year round sports make for bet-
jter games and athletes. Knaussman and Garcia mainly attend football and basketball games, even the away
Igames. They say if they can make it, they will be there. As Knaussman says, "We <jO \OY it 3 1 1."
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On The Other Side Of The Tracks
Story and Photos by John Beasley
and host of "Bluegrass Country," as a spin-off of the character "Boss Hog" 'from
the 80s classic sitcom "Dukes of Hazzard." After getting this odd name, people "
started bringing Koke frog figurines as an inside joke.
In 1977, owning a concert hall in El Dorado was
just an idea for Don and Marianne Koke.
"We came to Kansas to open up a music store," says
Don Koke, "But when my wife and I were driving out
here, we talked about opening up a music theater in
Almost 25 years later stands the Iron Horse Concert
Hall, a concert venue that hosts traditional style musi-
"We wanted to provide a stage for professionals and
amateurs alike," says Koke. "Most people do not get to
hear this music live. It's not directed towards a pop
audience. It's the kind of music that demands more
Located behind Circle Gallery on South Main in El
Dorado, walking into the Iron Horse is like stepping
back in time.
With a motif of railroad memorabilia and guitar art
lining the wall, it's easy to see how the place got its
The cover charge is $8 for adults and $7 for students
and senior citizens. The small atmosphere and crowd-
ed seats add to the intimacy of the performances
"We have a core group of fans," says Koke. "They
trust me and know that if they come, they are going to
hear a great concert."
From the first concert held in September of '79, the
Iron Horse has seen over 750 concerts from some of
the best performers all over the U.S. It has also gained
a nice reputation nationwide.
"I've been in the music business long enough that
performers call me, I don't call them," says Koke. "I
am booked all the way through next year. If we had the
audience base, we could have three concerts a week,
but since we do not, I have to turn some people down."
If there is ever a cancellation for a concert, it is not
a rarity to see Don Koke himself and some of his
friends filling in.
In his college days, Koke would sing at clubs to
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make a living and made good
money at it.
He and his wife Marianne per-
formed together since before they
When he's not running his own
business, Koke is also busy teach-
ing English and Humanities cours-
es at Butler County Community
College. He also teaches a guitar
course for people interested in
playing for their own pleasure.
These days, Koke is writing a
book about the story of Iron Horse
and how it has become a very
important part of his life.
Although he doesn't have a title
for it yet, included will be a three
volume CD of live performances
and a photo album of all the per-
formers that have graced the stage
of the Iron Horse Concert Hall.
If you like traditional style music,
check out the Iron Horse Concert
315 S. Main (Behind Circle
El Dorado, KS
$8 - adults
$7 - senior citizens
$7 - students with a Butler ID
Guitar ATT. Over the years, Don Koke
has collected many old guitars that friends
have brought back to life with their, own
artistic methods. Now the guifars can*be
s^en hanging on the walls of the Iron
Horse as decorations.
ON THIS TRACK
III SIDE Of CAR
iLnside the Ol' Iron Horse, a glimpse
of the stage that has hosted performers from all
over the UjS. After 25 yeah, the Iron Horse has
seen over 150 concerts.
A new concert every Saturday
night at 7:30 P.M.
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, ____ ..Smith
Barbara Bush wishes Butler County
Community College a Happy 75 th
The Harold C. Smith Memorial Fund was
established in 2000 by Butler County
Community College. Harold Smith was a
lifelong resident of Butler County who longed
to provide access to plays, concerts, speakers
and other cultural and social events that would
interest and benefit Butler County citizens.
From this the Harold Smith Cultural Series
was born and will be held on a biennial basis.
In Smith's last will and testament he
acknowledged that the event will be held on
the Butler County Community College prop-
erty and targeted toward Butler County citi-
"Butler is pleased to be the avenue for
meeting Mr. Smith's desires as outlined in his
Story by Pamela Bearth and Photos by
i Bearth and Amanda Lene
Butler began exp]
summer to find the perfect speal
gural event of the series. Man) of the othei
ered speakers were Sandra Day O'Connor, Led
Walesa, Tom Brokaw and Hank Aaron. Butler
went with Kepplar Associates and found tin
former First Lady Barbara Bush Butler then t
the production of An Evening n ith Barbara Hush
Mrs. Bush is known for her great heart for liter;
and learning to read. She is an honorar) member
the Advisory Council ol Reading is Fundamental
has served as an honorary hoard member of the
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e\ cut an(
of I ebruary, m\ itati tiled to all Butler
inty households. 1 rom the r
return of the ticket reque
forms the tickets w< out i
through the postal i a
first come fi distribu-
tion. I ht oi
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the gym and the othei
the clo rcuit t< on
broadcast in the school's thi
atre I he ould hold up to (
•pie and the theal
El Dorado Police Department
Butler County Sheriff's Department
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department
Kansas Highway Patrol
Frontier Oil Refinery
Great Western Dining
I he tickel he si
within days and requests far exceeded Butler's capac-
ity. Requests for the event kept coming in all the way
up to the day of the event.
Mrs. Bush's booking fee through Kepplar
Associates booking agency was $40,000. Frontier
Oil Refinery provided its corporate jet for Mrs.
Bush's transportation roundtrip from Texas and also
contributed $10,000 for the speaker honorarium.
Other contributors included: El Dorado Police
Department, Butler County Sheriff's Department,
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department, Airport
Authority, Kansas Highway Patrol, Andy LaForge,
Walter's Flowers, Lasting Interiors and Great Western
I he formi d on campus betw<
1 and 4:30 p.m. on April
She to the I 500
building to have dinnei and be
entertained by Butler's quartet
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Whiteside of El Dorado.
When the public was finally allowed to enter
they all filed into the gymnasium and found the best
seat they possibly could. The bleachers were freshly
painted and chips in walls were repaired. Butler
wanted the school to looks its best when she arrived.
There was a black velvet curtain decorated with three
U.S. flags hung behind the podium.
Bill Burtchet of El Dorado says, "Having her
speak is good for the community and the college."
After waiting for another hour and a half for
Mrs. Bush to give her speech she spoke on time with
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Here they come.
Early arrivals to the
speech file in. Doors
opened at 5:30 p.m.
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ier Secret Servicemen right alongside hei I he
had to conduct walk-thro
prior to the event and worked < with
selected stall' to prepare for hei and dur-
ing her stay.
As she addressed the 2,000 people she y
sented 10 tips that she learned from I
life. She gave stones about living in the White
House and meeting some famous people. She
one example of when she was at dmnei with Bo
Yeltsin and didn't realize that she had her loot on his
until he moved it. The translatoi informed her that in
Russia that means the girl likes the bi
mdience listened closely while Mrs. Busl
family is. "Forget the dishes. The most important
thing is parenting," says Mrs. Bush. "Don't forget to
At the end of her speech she took a few questions.
One was over how George Bush and she had met.
She answered that they were at a Christmas dance
and he asked her to dance. "I was crazy about him,"
says Mrs. Bush "And I got him!"
The night was closed with Dr. Vietti giving her one
last hug and a "Taste of Kansas" gift basket from the
college. Mrs. Bush also gave one last happy 75 th
and told every-
one that she
almost felt like
Photo taken from kennychesney.com
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Young....l Lost It.. ..Don't Happen Twice. ...The Tin Man. ...Fall In Love.
Kenny Chesney fans got an awesome show
when his No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem tour
stopped in Wichita on April 17.
was in town
album by the
off the new album.
Chesney debuted his next single "The
Good Stuff for the first time in Wichita. When
it came time to sing his number one hit, "How
Forever Feels," the audience got to be part of the
song by hitting big orange balls thrown out into
the crowd. Chesney got a little emotional when
he started talking about his favorite song he has
recorded, "That's Why I'm Here." It deals with a
man trying to cope with recovering from being an
alcoholic and trying to win back his wife by
songs from some
of his major influ-
ences such as
Twitty's hit, "Lay
You Down," to all
the ladies in the
Chesney came out
for his encore he
(CMT) and GM Card were the sponsors of the
tour. Accompanying Chesney were newcomer
Phil Vasser and Sara Evens. Both opening acts
put on a good show.
Chesney came out singing his newest hit
"Young" with a spectacular lighting show.
Chesney sang many songs off his greatest hits
album, including "Me and You," "Back Where I
Come From," "You Had Me From Hello," "I
Lost It," "Don't Happen Twice," and "What I
Need To Do." Chesney included in his set songs
pleased the audi-
ence by singing his
hit song, "She
thanked the radio sta-
tions in Wichita for playing
his music and for allowing him to be a part of
their family when he is in town.
The big screen behind the stage allowed
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Top: Kenny Chesney entertains the
crowd at the Kansas Coliseum. Sara
Evens and Phil Vasser opened the show
Right: Kenny Chesney and reviewer
Brenda Kimmi at the Kansas State Fair
two years ago. Being in Chesney's fan
club allowed Kimmi to meet him.
those who were far away to see him up close
While he was singing his songs, his
videos or live pictures would be displayed on
Chesney introduced his band to the
audience which in return gave them a loud
cheer. Chesney also thanked the road crew
for all their hard work every day.
Chesney signed autographs for the
first row in the crowd at the end of his set
which lasted for 15 minutes.
One of the major pieces of equipment
that Chesney has to have on the road is a bas-
ketball goal that sits outside with his buses so
he can get his daily workout.
The merchandise stand gave any fan
many choices to choose from. There were T-
shirts, key rings, CD's, videos and photos
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Top: Chesney comes out from a screen
singing his new hit song "Young." His
newest CD is No Shirt, No Shoes, No
from each artist on the bill.
Chesney gave his fans in
Wichita an awesome show they will
Thank you Kenny!
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Story and Photos by Andrea Downing
The Auto Body Department is located in the
400 building. Here is where the students work
hard, learning trades for their future. Among the
many courses Butler offers are Collision Repair,
Body Welding and Structural Analysis. The Lead
Instructor is Mike Fatkin. These courses offer th<
chance for the student to receive a Certificate in
four (8 week) semesters, 37.5 credit hours;
preparing the student to join the job force.
During this time, the student works on either
their car or others. The student, if wanting to
work on their own car, must buy the parts and
supplies needed for such work. The school pro-
vides the instructors and the knowledge to where
the students will be able to learn to work in a
body shop outside of school.
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Stands by his '84 Ford Ranger he is painting purple.
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Kenny Payne, Wichita freshman.
•iplying adhesive to his bumper.
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Story and Photos by Sasha
Drawing, painting and pottery are just a
few wonderful ways to express your creativity.
However, have you ever thought about explor-
ing Jewelry Design? Butler has, and offers a
class that many students take advantage of.
Valley Center sophomore Eric Harrison
says, "The art program at Butler has let me
define my work, to get a scholarship to Kansas
gram at Butler
has helped me
work with var-
ious types of
Students in the
class learn about the fab
rication of non-ferrous
materials and form these into wearable items.
Students also produce designs demonstrating
basic concepts of jewelry design.
The class is not always easy. The students
do projects that include drilling, piercing, cast-
Michelle Newbrey starts on a new piece of jewelry
ing, texturing, fusing, linking, stone mounting
and fabrication of wire and sheet metal.
The students have a lot of fun in the class.
Students in the Jewelry Design class are urged
to use their imagination as much as possible
when constructing an item. The more crafty
the jewelry, the more interesting, which also
allows an open door of self-expression.
has won an art
contest for his
jewelry and is
hoping to, one
day, sell his
Mathews is nice and
cares. He knows a lot
about what he teaches."
Michelle Newbrey says, "God has inspired
The students in the Jewelry Design class all
agree that art is a freedom of expression. It's a
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way to escape the real world for a while and allows
them to possibly create a future for themselves in
the field of becoming an artist. Valley Center
sophomore Eric Harrison says, "The best thing
about art is that it gives me the freedom to express
my feelings and show them to others."
Top Left: Eric Harrison uses the metal press to flatten
a piece of material for his artwork.
Bottom Left: Earrings created by Louise Kleysteuber.
Bottom Middle: Cylinder container created by Kelly
Bottom Right: Leaf pin created by Michelle Newbrey
utler's theater department decided to go
one step further this year in play production
when Deidre Ensz, instructor of theater and
speech, decided to take on a challenge direct-
ing Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
"I had never directed a Shakespeare play
before and I felt we were ready," says Ensz.
According to Ensz, this is the first time
many of the Butler students have tackled a
Shakespearean play and she thinks it was a
great learning experience for all of them.
"I think Shakespeare is sometimes easier to
do than other plays since he was such a good
playwright, and you can do just about any-
thing with it," says Ensz.
Twelfth Night is considered by many critics
to be the greatest of all Shakespeare's
Orsino sits dreaming
about his love Olivia
fc while his vocalists
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However, for some it is a very difficult
play to perform because of the language used.
"For them it is like learning another lan-
guage," says Ensz
El Dorado sophomore Shawn Wheat
played the sea captain and priest in the play
and his opinion of the language was, "Even
though I had two small parts, the iambic pen-
tameter was hard to learn word for word and if
you don't get it right it doesn't sound correct."
But the language and complexity of the
play didn't scare the six women and ten men
actors from taking on the Shakespeare chal-
This romantic comedy takes place in a fan-
tasy world called Illyria. During the two hour
and 1 5 minute play you discover that Viola
(Amanda Moser) and Sebastian (Adam
Engels), sister and brother, survive a terrible
storm and are separated at sea. Sebastian is
rescued by Antonio (Caleb Reid), a sea cap-
tain, and Viola washes up onto the shore of
Illyria. Here is where she disguises heself as a
man named Cesario to gain employment in the
court of the duke of Illyria, Orsino (Casey
Viola soon falls in love with Orsino.
However, he is in love with a countess, Olivia
(Emily Osborn), and he sends Viola to woo
her on his behalf.
But something goes wrong and Oliva falls
for Cesario (Viola), not aware that he is actual-
ly a she. ARE YOU CONFUSED YET?
As the play goes on you also learn that
Olivia's uncle, Sir Toby Belch (Jon Pic),
Olivia's gentlewoman-in-waiting, Maria
(Lauren Senatore), and some others conspire
to fool Malvolio (Brian Dwyer), Olivia's stew-
ard, into thinking that she loves him. So, dur-
ing the play, Malvolio does everything he can
to impress his lady, but he only makes a fool
out of himself because she thinks he has gone
Meanwhile, Sebastian and Antonio have
arrived in Illyria and are roaming about.
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Bathe Me. Cesario (Viola)
turns her head the other way
while she nervously bathes
Orsino, who she secretly
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ORSINO- Casey Durbin
SEBASTIAN - Adam Engels
ANTONIO - Caleb Reid
SIR TOBY BELCH - Jon Pic
SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK - Eric Lowery
MALVOLIO - Brian Dwyer
FESTE - Gabe Templin
OLIVIA - Emily Osborne
VIOLA - Amanda Moser
MARIA - Lauren Senatore
FABIAN - Angi Pratt
SEA CAPTAIN AND PRIEST - Shawn Wheat
VALENTINE - Scott Randolph
CURIO - Nathan Dewees
VOCALISTS - Rachel Moser & Molly McFarland
Director - Deidre Ensz, Instructor of Theater and
Designer/Technical Director - Bernie Wonsetler,
Instructor of Theater and Speech
Far Left: Malvolio tries .
impress Olivia, but only makes a
fool out of himself.
Middle Left: A sea captain
and Viola come upon the city of
Illyria where she decides to dis-
guise herself as a man to gain
Middle Right: Sebastian and
Antonio become friends after
Antonio saves him after a terrible
Far Right: Olivia imprisons
Malvolio because she thinks he
has gone crazy
AndrewJhat if he challenges
Cesario to a duel, Olivia will fa/i
in love with him.
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This has posed a problem because Viola's
disguise looks exactly like her brother. CAN
YOU GUESS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN
Antonio interrupts a duel between Cesario
(Viola) and Andrew (Eric Lowery), thinking
that Cesario is actually his friend Sebastian.
When Antonio calls Viola by her brother's
name, she then realizes that he is alive.
In other parts of Illyria, the real Sebastian
is being followed and then challenged with a
duel. Here he is wounded and taken in by
Olivia, who believes that he is her love,
Cesario. Sebastian is a dazed by her love for
him and marries her.
Then everything hits the fan when Orsino
;ets word that Cesario (Viola) has married the
woman he loves and accuses him of betrayal.
Olivia appears and salutes Cesario as her hus-
band, but Viola turns from her and Olivia
becomes distraught by her husband's denial of
In the end of the play, the real Sebastian
appears and everyone is amazed by the resem-
blance between Cesario and Sebastian. Viola
reveals her true identity and gives Sebastian a
joyous hug. The final conclusion involves
three marriages: Olivia to Sebastian, Viola to
Orsino and Maria to Toby.
"The play was long and hard to fol-
low because of the Shakespearean
language, but it was funny and the
costumes were great, " says
Kandace Olds, Harper freshman.
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to woo Olivia
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IN one of our
very own will be travel-
ing to Nationals due to
the stiff competition at
the Regional tournament
on April 18-20.
Grizzlies brought home
fifth place, scoring nine
points. With seven
points, the men captured
made it to the semi-finals
of the 12 singles and six
pairs of doubles in com-
petition. Stevens was
seeded number five in
the tournament and beat
out an opponent from
Community College to
make it to the semi-
"I set out to do
the very best that I could,
and I left feeling that I
had accomplished that
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goal," says Stevens. "I felt
I was able to concentrate on
the little aspects of the
Stevens later lost to
an opponent from Johnson
College. Stevens was not
the only one of the Lady
Grizzlies to make it to the
quarterfinals. Kera Harrod,
El Dorado freshman, Brook
Moerner, Haysville fresh-
man, and Sallye Dye,
Wichita freshman, also
competed in the quarterfi-
The men's team had
four singles make it to the
quarterfinals: Peter Todd,
El Dorado sophomore,
Bryan Harvell, Wichita
McPheeters, Valley Center
freshman and John
Saulsberry, Hiawatha soph-
played well in the doubles'
competition also. Of the
six different pairs, five
played on Friday in the
taught us a lot, and will
prepare us for next year,"
says Casey McPheeters,
Valley Center freshman.
15 LoV€. Sally e Dye, Wichita freshman,
practices only days before the Regional
tournament. Kera made it to the quarter-
finals in the Regional tournament.
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2001/2002 Tennis Team
Sal lye Dye
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The KACP Awards go to.... <
Journalist of the Year
Pamela Bearth- Two year yearbook/magazine division
Bronze Medal - The Grizzly Staff
Amanda Lene - Single Ad Design
Terretta Ann Bethel - Opinion Writing
John Beasley - Feature Writing
Andrea Downing - Illustrations
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Eden Shields - Feature Design
Ashley McCullough and Rachel Julius -
Back Cover Design
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Table of Contents Page Design
Sasha Noble - Event Photography
Terretta Ann Bethel - Opinion Writing
Terretta Ann Bethel - Photo Essay
Terretta Ann Bethel - Sports Page
Azaria Garcia - Sports Page Design
Azaria Garcia - Headline Writing
Darren Greiving - Sports
Amanda Lene - Cover Story Writing
Amanda Lene - Event Photography
Amanda Lene - Back Cover Design
Eden Shields - Event Writing
John Beasley - Feature Design
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